Bethel retains Top 5 national ranking
Bethel College once again has made the
Baccalaureate Colleges list, remaining in its position of No. 3.
Washington Monthly groups institutions into four areas as defined by
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, including
baccalaureate colleges, which, according to Carnegie, comprise
schools that focus on undergraduate education but offer fewer than
half of their degrees in the liberal arts.
The rankings measure institutions based on three criteria, slightly altered from previous years: service, research and social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students).
This fall, the Obama administration releases its plan to rate
America’s colleges and universities, scheduled to go into effect in
time for the 2015-16 school year. These will include measures of
access, affordability and outcome -- similar metrics to those used by
Washington Monthly for years.
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